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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old City Hall

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Old City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
1. Old City Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Old City Hall
A Registered National Landmark
Built: 1886-1894
Restored: 1983-1984

Developer:
Cranston Development Company
Architect:
Landmarks Design Associates
General Contractor:
Navarro Corporation
Interior Design:
Morewood Interiors

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 37° 32.393′ N, 77° 25.961′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Broad Street (U.S. 250) east of North 10th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, on the right side of the main entrance from East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Edmund Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond, Virginia Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Loving v. Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas J. Jackson, General CSA (within
Old City Hall Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible on right side of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
2. Old City Hall Marker (wide view; marker visible on right side of entrance)
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shouting distance of this marker); William Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Civil Rights Memorial (about 300 feet away); John Tyler (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Old City Hall. National Register of Historic Places (1969), U.S. National Historic Landmark (1971)
 
Also see . . .
1. Old City Hall (Richmond, Virginia). Old City Hall, known formerly as City Hall, is the former city hall of Richmond, Virginia that was designed by Elijah E. Myers. It served as City Hall from its completion in 1894 through the 1970s. The building occupies its own city block in downtown Richmond, bounded by 10th and 11th Streets to the west and east, and Capitol Street and East Broad Street to the south. The building is executed in a meticulous Gothic Revival style, and was designated a National Historic Landmark for its architecture. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Old City Hall, Richmond, Virginia. Old City Hall is a masterpiece of monumental High Victorian Gothic design. This grand edifice remains a testament to the ambition and pride in democracy of the people of Richmond. Completed in 1894, eight years after the groundbreaking ceremony, Old City Hall served as Richmond’s city hall until the 1970s, when a new city hall was constructed. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Old City Hall (<i>southwest view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
3. Old City Hall (southwest view)
 

3. Old City Hall. This Victorian Gothic building, completed as Richmond's city hall in 1894, is as dramatic inside with its 3-foot granite walls as it is outside. Now a private office building, the interior "courtyard" is a three-story painted cast-iron marvel. Troubled from the beginning, with a 400 percent cost overrun during its construction, the building was saved from demolition by the Historic Richmond Foundation. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
5. Richmond City Hall (Historic American Buildings Survey). (Submitted on October 19, 2018.)
 
Old City Hall (<i>northwest & clock tower view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
4. Old City Hall (northwest & clock tower view)
Old City Hall (<i>interior columns & skylight</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
5. Old City Hall (interior columns & skylight)
Old City Hall (<i>interior architecture</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
6. Old City Hall (interior architecture)
19th Century Mail Box image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2012
7. 19th Century Mail Box
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   7. submitted on October 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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